Contemporary cheesemaking as practiced in North America is decidedly unnatural; The Black Sheep School provides a much needed alternative. This new/old approach to cheesemaking is inspired by traditional practices, and based on the ecology of raw milk. The Black Sheep methods include cultivating starter cultures, growing the fungi that ripen cheeses, and working with the indigenous cultures of raw milk. The methods are liberating and empowering – they help cheesemakers wean themselves off packaged powdered cultures, synthetic rennets and unnecessary chemical additives and sanitizers, and help cheeses develop their best possible flavor. The Black Sheep School helps cheesemakers take back their cheese. Kootenay Food is hosting two days of Cheesemaking classes … Continue reading Upcoming Cheesemaking Workshops in the Kootenays!
Join our Community — Learn and Grow! We are excited to add 3 new positions to our Internship Program for this summer. Join our community for 4 to 6 months and practice selfless service as you gain professional skills and experience for your future. Food related internships are in Preserving Kitchen learning the skills to process and preserve the season’s bounty and a new position we are calling a Food System internship that involves working with all aspects of growing, preserving and procuring food both within our community and with local farmers of the Kootenays. For more information and to apply go to: www.yasodhara.org/karma-yoga/internships-employment/ We would like … Continue reading New Internship Opportunities at Yasodhara Ashram – preserving, processing and procurement.
Do you ever wonder how we, as consumers, can be more aware and responsible about the meat we eat? What can farmers do to sustainably increase their production and provide more local meat to the region? How can funders and policy makers help facilitate and support the changes necessary to increase production in our region? Can restaurants and local businesses bring more local meat onto their menu while still remaining affordable to consumers? After the success of the 2014 conference where over 400 people met to celebrate and discuss our local food system, Farm Food Fork returns in 2015 for … Continue reading Farm Food Fork is Raising the Steaks in the Kootenays
Learn the ins and outs of market gardening and small-scale farming and experience a stellar Kootenay summer! Crooked Horn Farm has an opportunity for 1 or 2 interns, preferably a couple, for the 2015 season, beginning mid-April until the end of October. This is a hands-on learning experience where you will gain skills in all aspects of our market gardening business, as well as various homesteading skills (canning, preserving, etc). We are a certified organic and veganic (no animal husbandry, plant-based fertility) vegetable and specialty mushroom farm located in Winlaw in the Slocan Valley, 45 km from Nelson BC. We … Continue reading Kootenays: Crooked Horn Farm 2015 Internship
We are excited to launch our expanded Internship Program with new positions for this spring and summer! Join our community for 6 to 8 months and practice selfless service as you gain professional skills and experience for your future. Internships are available on our Accommodations, Garden, Kitchen, Grounds, Marketing & Communications and Infrastructure Teams, with specializations in organic gardening, food preparation, housekeeping, photography and web design, lands and grounds management, building project coordination and management of our repair and maintenance shop. Internships at Yasodhara Ashram are a unique opportunity to deepen your skill-sets at the same time as you offer … Continue reading Yasodhara Ashram Internship Opportunities